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Old 11-11-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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15 States including Texas have filed a petition to secede from the United States - Dallas Top News | Examiner.com
[quote] As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.

States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.

These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 Presidential election.

Louisiana was the first State to file a petition a day after the election by a Michael E. from Slidell, Louisiana. Texas was the next State to follow by a Micah H. from Arlington, Texas.







A borrowed response:[/i][/b]

Dear Red States,

We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics, and we decided we're leaving.

We in New York intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).

To sum up briefly:
We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren.
You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

We get the Statue of Liberty.
You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft.
You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard.
You get Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue.
You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families.
You get a bunch of single moms.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90% of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals than we lefties.

We're taking the good weed too.
You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.

Sincerely,

Citizens of the Enlightened States of America

Last edited by CaseyB; 11-12-2012 at 05:21 AM.. Reason: copyright
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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My God the lunacy continues. Glad to see my state is not listed and I hope it never will be.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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New York is not part of your nutty ideas.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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THREAD FAIL!

Yoy know as well as I, that a citizen of a state filing a petition does not = a STATE petition of secession.

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As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.
States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.
These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 Presidential election.
Louisiana was the first State to file a petition a day after the election by a Michael E. from Slidell, Louisiana. Texas was the next State to follow by a Micah H. from Arlington, Texas
Once again - the liberals demonstate their dishonesty, deception, and flat out LIES.

The Dallas Examiner? I didn't reference them in italics because they don't deserve to be called an instrument of journalism.

Absolutely - PATHETIC!

(shakes head)
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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THREAD FAIL!

Yoy know as well as I, that a citizen of a state filing a petition does not = a STATE petition of secession.

Once again - the liberals demonstate their dishonesty, deception, and flat out LIES.

Absolutely - PATHETIC!

(shakes head)



True. I should know this.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.
Didn't realize the Executive could do this all by itself - must have missed that section of the Constitution.

Can I petition the Obama Administration to send me a case of Ben & Jerry's too?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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These states aren't trying to secede, a small group of people in each one are trying. In some cases only 25,000 people are needed for a petition.

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These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 Presidential election.
Talk about a thread fail, thanks for bringing up a completely useless article.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Didn't realize the Executive could do this all by itself - must have missed that section of the Constitution.

Can I petition the Obama Administration to send me a case of Ben & Jerry's too?
I sent Obama a petition for a pack of smokes, a case of beer, and a bag of weed....I am hoping to get a response within the week.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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These states aren't trying to secede, a small group of people in each one are trying. In some cases only 25,000 people are needed for a petition.



Talk about a thread fail, thanks for bringing up a completely useless article.
Uhh - it was created by someone who agrees with you politically - did you not read the "Borrowed Response".

Anyway - I'm glad that you agree with me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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Heh.

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As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358; Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North Dakota, 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey, 301 and New York, 169.
Impressive! Out of states with a total population exceeding 125 million, this little cause has garnered all of 16 thousand votes.

By the way -- waiting until the election is over, and then demanding to leave, is really the coward's way out. Participating in an election means you accept the results, win or lose. Had this feeble and impotent Quixotic gesture come before the election, it would still be pathetic -- but at least it would have some semblance of integrity.

Now? It is just pitiable. Nothing more.
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